Summer is definitely my favorite time to play dress up! It's the season for pretty prints, bright colors, and showing off that tan! Today I'm sharing 4 of my favorite trends that are hot hot hot right now..
1. Polka Dots
Fun prints are a big thing come summer season. But I feel like polka dots just recently came out of no where. They weren't super popular the past few years but this season they made a huge comeback. I hopped on the banwagon with this Loft "dress" -- it looks like a dress, but it's really a romper so I don't have to worry about Marilynn Monroe-ing people all over the street. Unfortunately, I can't find this exact piece online, but you can try your luck by visiting a Loft store near you! Alternatively, I'm linking up some awesome polka dot apparel, most of which is on sale, at the end of this bog post for you to easily shop!
2. Tassel Earrings
I've been seeing tassel earrings everywhere lately, and I was feeling a little left out to be honest. However, I'm always weary of purchasing earrings from just anywhere. For example, a few weeks ago I bought J.Crew earrings and the gold started to turn brown/pink within just 2 days of wearing them. So this time, I hit up my talented friend, Latisha of TISH Jewelry, who creates quality jewelry without the insane mark up. As soon as these Pink Silk Tassel Earrings came in the mail, it was love at first sight. The tassel is made with a silky soft silk and the gold plated metal has yet to turn color on me. Any chance I can get, I'm wearing these beauties. And how could I not! They add a pop of color that every summer outfit could use. In fact, if you follow along with my Insta Story, you may just see them make an appearance today. And if pink isn't your color, these earrings come in several different colors so be sure to check out the rest of her collection to find something that's the right fit for you!
3. The Bamboo Bag
Dudes, the bamboo bag is a must must must! I wore this all last summer, and this summer will be no different. This accessory somehow has the ability of making any ensemble look like it was hand picked by the world's most popular fashion blogger. And because it's made of bamboo wood, it screams summertime! I got mine from a small boutique, but after doing some research I think the best one for quality and price (based on the 500+ reviews) would have to be this one.
4. Tiny Sunglasses
In the mid 2000's, enormous sunglasses were the only cool way to shade your eyes. If you didn't look bug-eyed, you weren't cool. But oh how the tables have turned! It's not like large sunglasses are completely a thing of the past, but tiny sunglasses are giving them a run for their money. The half frame shades I'm wearing in today's post are under $9 and are one of my go-to's for styling outfits on BTFL. If you're in the market, both Zaful and Forever 21 have an exentensive collection of trendy sunglasses!
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